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Gainesville man charged in Atlantic City casino thefts

A Gainesville man is in an Atlantic City, N.J., jail, charged with stealing more than $70,000 worth of poker chips from two casinos this week.

September 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chestatee High senior girls 'ain’t neva scurred'

Wherever the Chestatee High School War Eagles play each Friday night during football season, you will find a group of girls ready to cheer them on.

September 17, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Visiting author. program utilizes children’s book to build community

JEFFERSON - Although many children could probably think of a million things to do instead of reading a book, Cassi McCormack enjoyed every minute of reading "My Dog, My Hero."

September 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Rain helps replenish lake

Now is no time for a roof leak, but it's a party for Lake Lanier.

September 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville is home to new FM radio station

Gainesville is now home to a news and talk radio station - on FM.

September 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-Avita employee charged with embezzlement

A former employee of a nonprofit agency that serves the disadvantaged was charged Thursday with embezzling thousands of dollars, some of which investigators believe went to a high school dance team she coached.

September 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall wants more from proposed reservoir

Hall County has been given an additional 120 days by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to alter its permit application for the proposed Glades Reservoir project, county officials announced Thursday.

September 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Woman surrenders in animal cruelty case

A woman accused of neglecting more than a dozen dogs to the point that they died and decayed in her Murrayville rental home was arrested Thursday and charged with cruelty to animals.

September 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Poker run to help combat juvenile diabetes

The Silent Partners for the Kids are set to have their first Pirates of Lanier-Castaway Poker Run on Saturday. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at Holiday Marina, and there will be a chance to win a grand prize of $75,000.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Group will hold cotillion meeting

The Grady Young Foundation will hold a meeting Saturday for their first Debutante Cotillion.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


No one hurt as fire destroys White County home

A White County home was destroyed by fire early today but its residents were able to escape to safety and there were no injuries.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Police raid nets cocaine, cash, leads to arrest

Authorities on Wednesday seized more than $9,000 in cash and cocaine during a raid on a home on Hancock Avenue Extension, officials said Thursday.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County given extra time in reservoir permit

Hall County has been given an additional 120 days to supplement its permit application for the proposed Glades Reservoir project.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Officials say gang 'beat-in' stopped at West Hall High

Four teenage girls were charged as juveniles with committing gang activity after they were caught beating another girl in a bathroom at West Hall High School as part of a gang initiation, officials said.

September 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville Middle School uses aquatic center to give swimming lessons

Nearly 40 people drowned in Georgia waters so far this year, but new swim classes at Gainesville Middle School aim to teach students skills that some day could save their lives.

September 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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1,100 run in annual Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce race

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce hosted the eighth annual Chamber Chase 5-kilometer race Thursday at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. Kenneth Slavik of Flowery Branch was the race winner. Race coordinator Megan Martin estimated more than 1,100 runners participated in the race, which marks an increase from last year's 1,000.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


NASA scientist tells North Hall sixth-graders they could go to Mars

Sixth-graders in North Hall County spent Thursday morning dreaming of walking on Mars.

March 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Fundraiser names celebrity dancers for August event

Local celebrity dancers expected at this year's Dance for a Cause have been announced.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New Braselton hospital holds preview event in advance of grand opening

Smoked salmon was in the emergency department and apple cake squares were in the surgery waiting area at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.

March 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship Road name restored to part of Ga. 347

In a surprising move, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to restore the Friendship Road name for a stretch of Ga. 347 between Interstate 985 and Ga. 211.

March 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Wayne Vickery's time as Gainesville High athletic director ending

Gainesville City Schools is changing its director of athletics position, a move that appears to leave longtime AD, coach and local sports icon Wayne Vickery out of his job.

March 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


GSP: Man in serious condition after Dawsonville Highway wreck

Authorities transported a man in serious condition to the hospital after a wreck on Dawsonville Highway at Ga. 306.

March 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


GBI: Two dead from gunshot wounds in Mount Airy

Two men were found with gunshot wounds at their neighboring Mount Airy homes on Wednesday.

March 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man arrested after authorities say he stabbed brother

Authorities say an 18-year-old Gainesville man stabbed his older brother after an early morning argument on Marlow Drive.

March 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Venue could help area businesses thrive

Lake Lanier's blue waters could mean greenbacks for area businesses.

March 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch man gets 22-year prison sentence in Christmas Day 2013 slaying of brother

Synthetic mushrooms and other drugs played a role in the Christmas Day 2013 death of Flowery Branch man Alan Scott Fyfe, according to testimony Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

March 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall County Fire Services raises most in statewide fundraiser

Topping last year's showing, Hall County Fire Services raised the most money for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

March 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville native recognized as nation's top Army cadet

The No. 1 Army cadet in the U.S. is from Gainesville, and Gov. Nathan Deal couldn't be prouder of the University of North Georgia's Cadet Capt. Jonathan "Chase" Strickland.

March 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County population tops 190,000

Hall County's population surpassed the 190,000 mark last year, according to the latest U.S. Census estimates released today.

March 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


School takeover amendment heads to voters in 2016

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's plan allowing a state takeover of schools dubbed "chronically failing" won Georgia House approval Wednesday, setting up a statewide vote in 2016 and accomplishing the Republican's top priority kicking off his second term.

March 25, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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